Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Lexington, KY USA 40511
Rode'em both, own one...
Well, it's probably a little late to respond to your thread but here it goes.....I don't think that you would go wrong with either a TLR or SV. I can tell you this. If you want comfort with outstanding torque and power the SV is the bike. If you want more of an agressive, race performing bike with a little more power and torque, then the TLR is the one. Just take into consideration what each bike was designed for originally then decide why you want it and you should have your answer. Remember that alot of people under estimate the TLR. Unfortunately the bike came out when Suzuki was bringing out alot of their other horses. They went with their in-line 4 program and kind of left the TLR alone. The bike had a few problems on the track and Suzuki put their focus elsewhere which led to the TLR's demise. If they would've worked with it a little bit more you would have seen it running along side the RC51 for a few years. Unfortunately for us V-twin lovers, I think our torque machines may all be looking down the barrel of extinction! Some folks will say the TLR has too much weight. Remeber that weight isn't all that big of an issue if you develop into a solid rider and learn how to use a v-twins torque! I rode alot of twins before I made my final decision. The RC51, Ducati 998, 749r and a Mille RSV. I just liked the TLR's total package. For me it was a little more comfortable. Both bikes are solid bikes but from my experience, on the track, I don't think the SV would be able to keep pace but alot of that depends on what type of rider you are....right? Good luck.
Last edited by endleswavz; 02-06-2004 at 10:59 AM.